THOMAS ALLER, OD

JENNY LAM, OD

OPTOMETRISTS

Dr. Thomas Aller Optometrist, Inc.
711 Kains Ave  
San Bruno, CA 94066
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Hours

MON: 9:00am - 7:00pm
TUE: 9:00am - 7:00pm
WED: 9:00am - 7:00pm
THU: 9:00am - 7:00pm
FRI: 9:00am - 7:00pm
SAT: 9:00am - 5:00pm
SUN: -

About

Dr. Thomas Aller is an internationally known optometrist offering your family comprehensive eye care, prescription glasses, complex contact lens care, co-management of LASIK and other refractive surgeries, Ortho-K for gentle overnight vision correction and patented and proven methods to control myopia. Thoroughly committed to caring for his clients since 1983, Dr. Aller is the optometrist you can depend on for your family’s eye care.

Dr. Aller has conducted revolutionary research in the control of myopia through his CONTROL Study, a randomized clinical trial that proved the success of his method of myopia control. After being awarded one of the world’s first patents in myopia control treatments, Dr. Aller began collaborating with an international vision research consortium, to develop and bring to market new and improved methods of myopia control. He is currently a Visiting Research Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry. Dr. Aller is the editor of managemyopia.org and the developer of Myappia, a myopia progression treatment app for Android devices. He is serving as consultant to several companies in the field of myopia control and is a member of the International Myopia Institute.

Besides contributing regularly to the field of vision science and the development of innovative treatments, Dr. Aller sees patients regularly at his state-of-the-art optometry office in San Bruno, California.

Services Offered

We have been providing comprehensive eye care for families in San Bruno and the Bay Area for thirty years. I find all aspects of eye care to be interesting and attend at least 30 hours of continuing education courses each year. I think my strength is in thinking creatively about the various problems that my patients have with their vision or their eyes and then proposing the most appropriate solutions.

This type of approach led me to wonder why patients with myopia or nearsightedness were continuing to worsen through adulthood, when the textbooks and my professors had said that myopia stops worsening at age 16. Over twenty years of research followed trying to answer that question and has led to multiple US and international patents in the field of myopia control. Every contact lens company and most eyeglass lens manufacturers are now trying to develop lenses that control myopia. I am collaborating with an international team of researchers on developing contact lenses and spectacle lenses designed to help protect children's vision from continual worsening.

I'm currently researching the use of special contact lenses to help children with farsightedness or hyperopia improve their vision and I'm investigating the use of orthokeratology as a myopia control method.

When I'm not researching new methods of vision improvement, I enjoy the challenge of helping patients with difficult vision problems through the use of specialty contact lenses.

Certifications

  • B.A. (With Highest Honors and Great Distinction), Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, 1979

  • B.S. (With High Honors), Physiological Optics, University of California, Berkeley, 1981

  • O.D. School of Optometry, University of California, Berkeley, 1983

  • Certified in Medical Treatment of Eye Diseases, University of California, Berkeley, 1996

  • Certified in Treatment of Glaucoma, University of California, Berkeley, 2000

  • Certified in Co-Management of Refractive Surgery (LASIK) by Turner Eye Institute, 1996

  • Certified in Corneal Refractive Therapy (Orthokeratology) by Paragon Vision Sciences, 2000

  • Fellow, British Contact Lens Association, 2015

  • Associate Member, International Society of Contact Lens Specialists, 2017

Hours

MON: 9:00am - 7:00pm
TUE: 9:00am - 7:00pm
WED: 9:00am - 7:00pm
THU: 9:00am - 7:00pm
FRI: 9:00am - 7:00pm
SAT: 9:00am - 5:00pm
SUN: -



Insurance Accepted

  • AETNA
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare
  • Vision Service Plan
  • Most PPO Plans

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